Eric Lefkofsky: Technology Meets Oncology

Eric Lefkofsky’s is a Detroit, Michigan native. His interest in cancer patients started with his wife’s diagnosis of breast cancer. He accompanied his wife on several cancer treatments. Although he was pleased with her treatment he noticed a lapse in communication among the medical team. When his wife went for a test the doctor would have to send for the records. There was no centralized location where all of her information was stored. However, through much researching and putting his resources together, he founded Tempus Labs. This Lab is designed to give the doctors a complete look into the patient’s diagnosis and treatment as a whole. The Tempus Labs company provides a platform for doctors to use to treat patients.

Tempus Labs are responsible for gathering, collecting and storing data about cancer patients. The personalized data is readily available for the doctors to use as an analysis to better treat the patients. Mr. Lefkofsky hopes Tempus Labs information helps doctors to better diagnose the cancer patients. In addition, to Managing Tempus Labs, Eric Lefkofsky is a philanthropist. He and his wife founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to the advancement of education, arts, human rights, culture, and medicine. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Chicago Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, The Art Institute of Chicago, and World Business.

Eric Lefkofsky is currently on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. His interview with Dr. David Agus was very profound and heartfelt. Its posted on his YouTube channel titled Can The Right Data Kill Cancer? His hopes of having a unified database for all oncology patients will take time. However, he has the resources and funds to get the job done. His desire to help cancer patients get better-diagnosed drives him to achieve more. He believes oncologist should be equipped with the best technology has to offer to better serve their patients.

Eric Lefkofsky  Info: www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-lefkofsky

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